In 1964, Norm VanRoboys sold a load of cucumbers to Walter Bick, founder of Bick’s Pickles. That same year, VanRoboys contracted 2 million pounds of cucumbers to Chatham-Kent farmers, which was the beginning of VanRoboys “Pickle Station”.
Today, the third generation of VanRoboys manages the “Pickle Station”. It handles 35 million pounds of cucumbers annually, which are shipped to processors all over Eastern and Central USA, including to Vlasic and Heinz.
VanRoboys “Pickle Station” has four varieties: Papa Dill (large dill), Sweet Mama (bread and butter), Baby Dills, and Grandpa’s Wedge (quarter dill). Daily, they receive 40,000 pounds of cucumbers during the harvest season.
Their motto is “Dig In – Eat Fresh – Buy Local”.
For more information, go to www.thepicklestation.ca